5:31 A.M. Bad news … Yes’ Chris Squire diagnosed with leukemia …

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Yes has had a very fluid membership over the years … two drummers , three guitar players , four lead vocalists , 5 keyboardists … but the group always has had one constant :  founding bassist Chris Squire …SquireJun202015

Squire , 67 , will miss his first tour with the group this summer after having been diagnoses with a form of leukemia called acute erythroid leukemia … Yes is slated to begin a co-headlining North American tour with Toto in August … Billy Sherwood , who played guitar and keyboards as a touring member of Yes in 1994 and as a full band member from 1997 to 2000 , will cover Squire’s role in the band ….

‘ This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me ‘ Squire says in a statement … ‘ But the other guys and myself have agreed that Billy Sherwood will do an excellent job of covering my parts and the show as a whole will deliver the same Yes experience that our fans have come to expect over the years ‘ …

Squire plans to receive treatment for AEL , which is an uncommon type of acute myeloid leukemia , in Phoenix , where he lives …

MORBNOTE ; Chris Squire is the main player responsible for inspiring me to pick up the bass guitar over four decades ago !!! … All the best Chris … Hope ya beat this ! …

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